Thirty Days of Thanksgiving | Day 23

Singer 401a Sewing Machine | Vintage Exploration

You’d think that 23 days in to the Thirty Days of Thanksgiving challenge that I’d have this daily blogging thing down….but no. I have 22 minutes left of November 23 to write this post! Yikes!

Singer 401a Sewing Machine | Vintage Exploration

Today I decided to sew. Its kind of a big deal because I haven’t used my sewing machine in many many years. Its also significant because my sewing machine is an heirloom – it used to belong to my great-grandmother.

I had to pull out the manual (yes, I have the original manual) to remember how to use it, how to wind a bobbin and thread the needle. From there all of the sewing lessons I received as a kid from my grandma started coming back. In the end I somewhat successfully hemmed a pair of jeans! I think that’s a huge win!

Today I am thankful for:

  • Heirlooms
  • Sewing lessons from my grandma
  • The ability to successfully hem pants

What are you thankful for today?

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